The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) by category of building in all regions showed increases in August 2016 compared to the previous month except in region A-Northern and F-Eastern which showed a decrease for certain categories of buildings.
The unit price index of building materials that showed changes in August 2016 compared to the previous month are as follows:
The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) in Tawau recorded increases for some categories of buildings in August 2016. Meanwhile, the BCI for all categories of buildings in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan showed no change compared to the previous month.
The BCI (with steel bars) for all building categories in Kota Kinabalu showed an increase in August 2016. However, the BCI in Sandakan and Tawau showed a decrease for several building categories compared to the previous month.
Changes in unit price index for building materials by region in Sabah are as follows:
The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) in Kuching showed decreases for all categories of buildings in August 2016 as compared to the previous month. In contrast, the BCI in Sibu and Miri recorded increases in almost all categories of buildings compared to July 2016.
Changes in unit price index for building materials by region in Sarawak are as follows:
R.C. = Reinforced Concrete
A = Pulau Pinang, Kedah dan Perlis
B = Perak
C = Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor
D = Johor
E = Pahang
F = Kelantan and Terengganu
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
9 September 2016
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my